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Aug 13, 2013 3:00pm PDT
to review the intelligence gathering and reviewing of information by the nsa, all in hopes of maintaining the trust of the people and that there is no abuse. >> obama: we're reviewing our intelligence technologies. i'm asking this independent group to step back and review our capabilities, particularly our surveillance technologies. >> michael: well yesterday baracpresident obama revealed te person in charge of this review panel will be james clapper, the very person in charge of the nsa spying practices, the same practices that the panel is investigating. to make matters worse he lied about to congress in march. >> what i wanted to see is if you could give me a yes or no answer to the question. does the nsa collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of americans. >> no, sir. >> it does not? >> not wittingly. >> michael: when accused of lying when the nsa was, in fact, spying on americans, he said this on msnbc. >> i responded in what i thought was the most truthful or least untruthful manner by saying no. >> michael: that quote has a special place in "the war roo
LINKTV
Aug 5, 2013 8:00am PDT
the nsa's past surveillance capabilities. >> the director of national intelligence james clapper went to the u.s. senate and the senate said, are you collecting data on minds of americans? he said, no. the very first sure he we did show they were collecting -- story we did showed they were collecting data. is ann, hasan rouhani upgraded as arends to president replacing mahmoud ahmadinejad. >> if you want the right response, don't stick with a ran in the language of -- don't speak with a ran. >> we will speak with trita parsi. all of that and more coming up. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the obama administration has announced it will keep 19 embassies in north africa and the middle east closed from to a week due to fears of a possible military threat. ramped up security measures were in place over the weekend that some of the 22 diplomatic posts shattered by the concerns. saxby chambliss, the top republican on the senate intelligence committee, said intercepted communications were reminiscent of what was heard before the 9/11 attac
MSNBC
Aug 22, 2013 5:00pm PDT
detail wrong. the detail having to do with race. >>> and later, is is all this coverage of the nsa an outgrowth of white privilege? our guests will debate whether or not liberals are favoring certain rights for certain people over others. >>> first i want to share the three awesomest things on internet today. beginning with video that is awesome in the sense that it is just absolutely crazy. bayou corn, louisiana, is the site of what "mother jones" calls the biggest ongoing industrial disasters in the united states you haven't heard of. state is suing a mining company called texas brine for allegedly causing a massive underground sinkhole surely, slowly swallowing the town. it is growing. the entire town of 340 people have been forced to evacuate. unfortunately, the trees surrounding the sinkhole don't have that option. check that out. the assumption parish emergency response team released this video wednesday. an entire grove of trees getting sucked down, 750 feet deep. notice they don't fall over. they get sucked down into the massive hole below. amazing and terrifying. the secon
PBS
Aug 25, 2013 12:30pm PDT
. it is devast>> spying on americ. the nsa says that was a mistake. >> these are tools that are enemies,to be used on not on americans. >> radley manning. the escalating war on obamacare. >> under no circumstances will i for a continuing resolution that authorizes even one penny to this. >> and the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. >> you look at how far we have come, but we still have so far to go. >> opposition forces claim the syrian government is killing large numbers of civilians, men, women and children with chemical weapons. russia says the rebels stage the attacks to drum up opposition to the asad regime. the asad regime says the claim is baseless. here is what president obama said a year ago. nowe have communicated in uncertain terms what every player in the region -- with every player in the region that that is a line -- red line for us. >> senator john mccain says the red line threat is a joke. >> the president of the united states says it would be a red line and a game changer. he now sees that as a green light. means the word of the president of the united states
FOX News
Aug 19, 2013 3:00am PDT
returning from his vacation overnight. and he is already on the defense over the latest details in the nsa spying scandal. >> reporter: good morning. the white house says the violation don't reflect any willful law breaking. the detail report white house aides say nsa is aggressively monitoring itself. more documents leaked about the nsa the national secure agency listening in on people's phone calls or reading their emails and failing to report their violations to the frn isa court. some members of congress find the latest leak about the nsa more troubling. senator rand paul wants to take the scandal to the highest court in the land. >> the only way to fine justice you have to hear both side. there needs to be a discussion from people who are a little bit more skeptical of the nsa in an open court, i think, before the supreme court on this program. >> reporter: the latest information comes from documents that nsa leaker edward snowden released. they detail thousands of privacy violations made by nsa. president obama denies the government is abusing the programs. congressman pete king who
LINKTV
Aug 6, 2013 8:00am PDT
by the nsa to investigate americans and then being order to cover it up. all of that and more coming up. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. jeff bezos is buying the washington post, one of the leading newspapers in the country. the amazon.com founder and chief executive is one of the wealthiest people in the united states. he will pay $250 million for the post and a number of , less than one percent of his wealth, which is estimated at more than 28 billion dollars. he is a friend of donald graham, chief effective of the washington post company, whose family has owned the newspaper for eight decades. over the past the gate, the companies newspaper division a seen a 44% drop in operating revenue. in addition, he will get another -- a number of other washington post owned businesses. the deal does not include slate.com or foreign-policy magazine, which are own by the parent company that also owns kaplan and will change its name following the sale of the paper. he said management of the washington post newspaper will remain the same, but it
Current
Aug 5, 2013 3:00am PDT
and in response to what the nsa says is a real terrorist threat, 19 embassies have been shutdown around the world. is this just an attempt to make the nsa look good in and we'll find out what happens to a-rod today. you'll find out all about it right here next on current tv. at 9 eastern. >> i'm a slutty bob hope. the troops love me. tv and radio talk show host stephanie miller rounds out current's morning news block. you're welcome current tv audience for the visual candy. (vo) sharp tongue. >>excuse me? (vo) quick wit. smell like cookies and freedom. (vo) and above all, opinion and attitude. >> really?! this is the kind of stuff they say about something they just pulled freshly from their [bleep]. >> you know what those people are like. >> what could possibly go wrong in eight years of george bush? >> my producer just coughed up a hairball. >>sorry. >>just be grateful current tv doesn't come in "smell-o-vision" >> oh come on! the sweatshirt is nice and all, but i could use a golden lasso. (vo)only on current tv. cenk off air>>> alright in 15 minutes we're going to do the young turks! i think t
MSNBC
Aug 23, 2013 12:00pm PDT
defenses of the nsa surveillance has been that congress authorized and therefore it's legal. in fact, that's been a bipartisan defense since the news first broke that the nsa had drastically expanded its power. >> what is clear from this information released by the dni is that each of these programs is authorized by law. >> -- overseen by congress and the courts and subject to ongoing and rigorous oversight. >> i'm glad the nsa is trying to figure out what terrorists are up to overseas and outside the country. >> what you've got is two programs that were originally authorized by congress, have been repeatedly authorized by congress, bipartisan majorities have approved them, congress is continually briefed on how these are conducted. there are a whole range of safeguards involved. and federal judges are overseeing the entire program throughout. >> but we just learned that's actually not quite true. a new bomb shell "new york times" story demolishes this court offense of the nsa's expanded spying program. turns out a secret court ruled two years ago that system of these new spying tactics we
Current
Aug 13, 2013 4:00pm PDT
're going to do some revisions here at the n.s.a., a little course correction, if you will. one thing we're going to do is an independent board of outsiders who will help us determine if we're doing the right thing with the n.s.a. and protect civil liberties and certainly protect against abuses. we find out today who will be actually picking that board, shepherding it and in the words of the administration, establishing the group. that will be the outsider known as james clapper, the head of the n.s.a. i think they're trying to make us l.o.l. ok? i think this is preposterous. lindsey, do you believe that the head of the n.s.a. might pick an independent board that would then say that he's doing everything wrong? >> i have a hard time believing that, and i mean, i have a hard time toughing this guy at all, since when he was asked directly if the n.s.a. was collecting data on american citizens, he answered unequivocally no only a find out a couple months later that yeah, they're collecting a lot of data. >> he says now he'll pick an independent board. i'm glad you pointed that out. we got t
PBS
Aug 16, 2013 3:00pm PDT
you. >> woodruff: still to come on the newshour: overreach at the n.s.a.; a planet-hunter goes dark; opening up a pristine rain forest to oil drilling; shields and brooks on the week's news; plus, harper and musslewhite on playing the blues. but first, the other news of the day. here's kwame holman. >> reporter: the number of dead in thursday's car bombing in beirut, lebanon, went up at least 22 today, with more than 300 wounded. it was the deadliest attack there in nearly three decades, engulfing a busy street in fire and smoke. the site is near a complex where the shiite militant group hezbollah holds rallies. today, the group's leader, sheikh hassan nasrallah, blamed sunni radicals. he pledged to double the number of hezbollah forces helping fight sunni rebels in syria. a sudden wave of refugees from syria is pouring into northern iraq. u.n. refugee officials reported today that many come from aleppo, syria's largest city, and their numbers approach 8,000 a day. they've been crossing at a new bridge over the tigris river. there already are more than 150,000 syrian refugees regist
FOX News
Aug 16, 2013 3:00am PDT
& friends" starts now. have a great weekend. >> good morning. it is friday, august 16. the n.s.a. reveals it broke the law and your privacy is apparently not safe. new details this morning and they are not pretty. >> insult or awareness? abbeys lambic -- an islamic group planning a march on 9/11 saying muslims are the real victims here. the imam who defends this thing coming up. >>brian: just when you thought you were up on all the latest fashion trends, a new one is all the rage. look at this. it is a pooch purse. now it's gone. "fox & friends" starts now. ♪ ♪ >>brian: the all american summer concert series about to start. any moment the tower of power will be jamming into that stage with a shoehorn. all of them are here. we have free food out on the veranda. they do not have to grill. they get to eat and they get to play. and they entertain new york city as shannon comes in from washington early for the madness. >>shannon: we're excited. and the song what is hip must be about you? with a pooch purse? >>brian: yeah. we'll finally get to the bottom of that. the tower of power is the m
MSNBC
Aug 11, 2013 3:00pm EDT
new guidelines to make government surveillance more transparent. former cia and nsa director michael hayden noted today that the president never actually said anything had been done wrong. >> to me, the most telling thing she said was perhaps something he didn't quite say. he didn't suggest he was going to operationally change this program. i mean, there's no suggestion that what he was doing, and what president bush was doing before him with regard to these programs was anything other than lawful, effective and appropriate. >> on "meet the press," republican iowa congressman steve king stood by his comments about immigrants he made last month, saying that his remarks about drug smugglers outnumbering valedictorians were accurate and new legislation granting the shorter path to citizenship would not differentiate between the two groups. >> my heart goes out to the valedictorians brought here by their parents. but we cannot put our sympathies for people in that condition greater than our love for the rule of law, or the sovereignty of the united states of america. >> the conservative
MSNBC
Aug 17, 2013 7:00am EDT
the fun way, from phillips'. >>> new this morning, a top official is pushing back against a report the nsa frequently violated privacy rules after the "washington post" published documents released by edward snowden saying the nsa overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since congress granted it broad new powers in 2008. the number was extremely low compared with overall activities. they are vowing more oversight. joining me now is ed o'keefe and wanda summers. public affairs and media affairs releasing this statement. nsa's foreign collection activities are continually audited and overseen internally and externally. when nsa makes a mistake, the agency reports the issue internally and to federal overseers and aggressively gets to the bottom of it. nancy pelosi calls this extremely disturbing. ed, you cover congress. what are you hearing from reactions? >> nancy pelosi and dianne feinstein, the type of people who would know what's going on because they serve on the intelligence committee. she has been on the intelligence committee for years and has been receiving them
MSNBC
Aug 22, 2013 4:00am EDT
administration late today has declass fade a previously secret court ruling which chastises the nsa for screwing up even more. quote, mishandling as many as tens of thousands of unrelated and purely domestic communications collected on u.s. soil and without warrants. the court also says it is troubled that this represents, quote, the third instance in less than three years in which the government has disclosed a substantial misrepresentation regarding the scope of a major collection program. and, even better, by which i mean this isn't any better, new investigative reporting it from nbc news today, one seriously sobering new detail about that whole story is that even now, more than two months after he started leaking about the nsa to the press, the nsa has no idea what data they took from him, how many documents he took, or what the documents are. the nsa has, quote, poor data organization and poor audit capability and that they have not been able to do a complete damage assessment of what this guy took. and this is who we have given the power apparently or who has claimed the power to monitor y
MSNBC
Jul 31, 2013 7:00pm PDT
allows the nsa analysts to collect nearly everything a user does on the internet. that includes personal e-mails, on line chats, web searches and social media activity like facebook chats and private messages. and according to training materials, slides released today. it seems that all an analyst needs to get started is a personal e-mail address or ip address. the guardian x key score collects so much information, though, it can only be stored for three to five days. one nsa report from 2007 estimated that there were 850 billion call events collected. and stored in the nsa data bases. and close to 150 billion internet records, each day. the document says one to two billion records were added according to the guardian. today, the white house said that not all of the information in the guardian piece today is true. >> the intelligence community has explained allegations of widespread unchecked access to information are false. access to tools is limited to only personnel who are required access for their assigned tasks. and there are multiple supervisory checks for those in the system who
MSNBC
Aug 22, 2013 1:00pm PDT
, and jimy williams. we've had a lot of upset over the fact of the nsa collecting data, you know, what kind they're collecting, but it turns out there's another organization collecting information, and it's the nra. >> yes, you know, there's a couple different interesting things about this story. one the fact there's a group to the right of the nra that is attacking the nra. >> and the second thing is i think this points at something that is troubling to people that really care about civil liberties and privacy. people usually don't think about the collection of data for commercial or marketing purposes. this is why the nra was correcting this data. so they could fund raise off these people. it is just as bad or just as much an invasion of privacy. you do different things with it, but you know, i'm sort of glad they're calling attention to this. >> jimmy, how did the nra handle just the naked hypocrisy or apparent hypocrisy of railing about collecting information, when they are doing it? i realize you assume that the national rifle association has morals or any guilt -- i'm telling you that
CSPAN
Aug 20, 2013 5:00pm EDT
have posted and explanations. so i will talk to you very thatly about the nsa, and is something i have been very involved with, trying to rein in the out-of-control nature of what is going on right now with our surveillance programs, and that is something that i have spent, as you have probably seen from the news, a lot of time doing over the past couple of months. doing himsa has been as has been declassified now, is collecting the phone records of every single person in the united states, regardless of whether you are under suspicion of anything, so, in other words, the nsa has a database, and they actually collect every time you call someone. they collect the call that was made. they tell you which numbers were connected, the duration of the call, and they keep other sorts onwhat they call metadata your calls. they have been doing this for quite some time, but it was thently disclosed, and problem, of course, is they are doing it without any suspicion. it does not matter if you have a connection to a terrorist or not. they decided that they have the authority to gather up everyone's
FOX News
Aug 19, 2013 2:00am PDT
returning after a week long trip to martha's vineyard. he is facing fresh criticism about the nsa after the latest details in the agency's spying scandal. peter doocy live with the details. good morning, peter. >> good morning. the president is going to wake up today amid new calls for members of congress between the nsa. that includes republican senator rand paul who says it is time to ask for the opinion of the supreme court. >> you have to hear both sides. there really needs to be a discussion for people who are a little bit more skeptical of the nsa in an open court i think before the supreme court on this program. >> another republican says senator paul is wrong. senator peter king from new york says the nsa has a high batting average when it comes to preventing terror attacks and protecting individual rights. >> the senator said billions of phone calls were collected but only is00 were reported by the nsa. he says no one's rights from violated. just before president obama went on vacation he said at a res conference at the white house what we aren't hearing about is the government
CSPAN
Aug 21, 2013 12:00am EDT
is not a fan of big government, i share many of those worries. i'm asked constantly about the n.s.a. stuff. i don't know enough of what's going on. but i have this guttural reaction where, no, i don't want my data scooped up vs. the analytical counterterrorism side of me saying, i want their data scooped up. there is something to be had there, a conversation to be had there. i just say that, you know, when you have that conversation, you shouldn't let it -- and i don't think you guys do this, but some people i think now are defining the current threat environment and how things are evolving around the globe with the impetus to wrap this up because they want to declare it over and an end to it. s there's a danger that you go too far in your thinking in that and think you're just going to say it's all over with because i don't want to deal with it anymore. the bottom line is our enemy gets a vote. >> we covered a lot of ground. but there's obviously still a lot of ground we could cover. let me thank our two panelists very much. [applause] and thank you all for coming and i hope to to see you ag
Current
Aug 14, 2013 6:00am PDT
you are on all of those nsa stuff. this is what's going to happen. all of our conspiracy theory friends are going to say i deliberately waited to do all of the stuff when jim wasn't here. and my story is that he's having a colonoscopy. not here to defend himself. no, we've been getting into -- what would you call it, chris, a spirited debate. >> yes. >> stephanie: about the nsa stuff and snowden, hero, traitor, blah, blah, blah. anyway, paul in houston writes steph, listening to jim ward talk about the nsa makes me want to pull my eyelashes out. this is the same guy who says the founders couldn't have imagined assault weapons when writing the second amendment. paul in houston. [ applause ] i just -- i just think -- and again, you can fill in for jim and say i'm an idiot. but it is a tough balance between security and privacy. you can't have 100%. i don't think of either. >> are there ways to give up less of your -- i don't want to say freedom but when you engage in facebook and twitter, you are engaging in perhaps an arena that might allow you to be spied on more so that you do
MSNBC
Aug 16, 2013 9:00am PDT
. >>> the "washington post" headline says it all. nsa repeated low broke privacy rules. the report based on a may 2012 internal audit of the nsa and passed along by edward snowden. documents over 2700 specific privacy violations by the spy agency over a single 12-month period. the "post" reports most of the infractions involve unauthorized surveillance of americans or foreign intelligence targets in the united states. while the documents do not reveal how many americans were affected, they do appear to directly contradict what president obama said just last week. >> what you're not reading about is the government actually abusing these programs and listening in on people's phone calls or inappropriately reading people's e-mails. what you're hearing about is the prospect that these could be abused. now, part of the reason they're not abooufused is because these checks are in place. >> michael, these checks don't actually seem to be in place? >> yeah. >> a deep hmm. >> they sort of don't. this is a really problematic story for the administration. >> i think this one almost as much or more than anything
NBC
Aug 11, 2013 5:30pm PDT
's been too soft on russia and accused nsa leaker edward snowden. >> mr. snowden's being granted asylum in russia is a signal of incredibly bad relations between the united states and russia. and mr. putin putting his thumb right in america's eye. >> reporter: senator john mccain argued that the president underestimated his russian counterpart. >> and i know they like to focus on body language, and he's got that kind of slouch looking like the bored kid in the back of the classroom. >> the president comparing him to the kid in the back of the classroom, i think is very indicative of his lack of appreciation of who vladimir putin is. >> reporter: and renewed debate today about the president's defense of the nsa surveillance programs. >> finally came out last friday trying to come up with ways to salvage the program by window dressing. >> i applaud the president for bringing us there and talking about how do we educate the public that we need this program. >> reporter: all this as snowden's father says he now has the papers to visit his son in russia whom he continues to defend. >> what i
PBS
Aug 9, 2013 4:30pm PDT
today and said he doesn't think the leaker from the nsa, edward snowden, is a patriot and released a series of reforms he would like to implement. here is how the president described what he would like to do. >> we can't and must be more transparent so i directed the intelligence community to make public as much information about these programs as possible. we have already declassified unprecedented information about the nsa but we can go furter. >> and asked about who he'll pick for the next chairman of the federal reserve he said he didn't want to tip his hand of who he would pick but has two candidates and explained why the white house was defending larry summers in public. take a listen. >> the perception that mr. summers might have an inside track simply had to do with a bunch of attacks that i was hearing on mr. summer's preemptively, which is a standard washington exercise that i don't like. >> reporter: so tyler, obviously, this is very personal for the president. he has a relationship with larry summers. he didn't like to see the piling on. that might explain leaks we saw
CBS
Aug 1, 2013 5:30pm PDT
is at the courthouse. bob orr on russia granting asylum to n.s.a. leaker edward snowden. major garrett has white house reaction. that cyclospora outbreak has made hundreds sick, but where is it coming from? >> i don't know what to buy. i don't where to go eat. >> schieffer: dr. jon lapook has the latest on the investigation. and this was a six-year-old when he came to america. this is him now. elaine quijano on how an afghan boy got his childhood back. uijaw captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. this is the "cbs evening news" wi >> schieffer: good evening. scott's on assignment. i'm bob schieffer. three young women were held captive for a decade in a dilapidated cleveland house where they were repeatedly raped and abused. but ariel castro, the man who pleaded guilty to the crime, said today it was everybody's fault but his and claimed the women were actually happy. judge michael russo was not convinced. he sentenced castro to life in prison without parole, plus 1,000 years. dean reynolds is at the courthouse. >> reporter: a shackled ariel castro scanned the cour
MSNBC
Aug 10, 2013 7:00am PDT
confusion before, we now know that president obama isn't a fan of nsa leaker, edward snowden. and he's especially not a fan of russia's decision last week to grant snowden asylum, shielding of from charges of espionage and theft. how much was snowden the final straw in this deteriorating relationship? >> i think he totally was the deteriorating straw. we've had a relationship that's within deteriorating for probably two years now, probably even before that, and i think it was the final sign of how bad the relationship has gotten, that it was so easy for russia to be like, okay, edward, come hang out for us a little while. >> is it really that it was so easy. and folks who watch this show know that i've gotten in trouble for some of my critiques of edward snowden, although not critiques of what he released. in other words, i think the releasing is one thing. i think the seeking asylum is something separate. but if the roles were reversed, we would we have returned an asylum seeker? >> we would never have. and there were instances when the lord of war, even a movie was made with nicola
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